Books that give you the opportunity to make some farm animal noises are not only great fun, they are also a great way to help your child hear different kinds of sounds in language and begin to form words! Animal sounds may not seem like actual words, but they are great tools for helping your child associate a simple sound with a physical item or picture. Here are some of our favorite books that encourage children to learn animal sounds:
Say Hello Like This by Mary Murphy. A lovely lift-the-flap book that shows how different animals say hello, ending with a beautiful full page spread that shows how people say hello!
I Went Walking by Sue Williams; illustrated by Julie Vivas. A great book with simple text following a young boy as he identifes animals of different colors while taking a walk.
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming. All the animals on the farm are right where they should be – but the goose is missing! Follow along on a search full of fun animal sounds.
Moo, Baa, La la la! by Sandra Boynton. A silly board book about the sounds animals make – including three pigs who say “la la la!”
Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! by Petr Horacek. A simple and fun lift-the-flap title that progresses until the last spread reveals the final animal in the bunch!